Bob Garner

Garner is television personality, restaurant reviewer, speaker, pitmaster and connoisseur of North Carolina barbecue. He is the author of North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time and Bob Garner’s Guide to North Carolina Barbecue.

Dining

The Skylight Inn

Skylight founder Pete Jones once said, “A place like this don’t need any sign.”

Central

The Pit Authentic Barbecue

The Pit provides a rather upscale setting for Raleigh patrons to enjoy authentic, pit-cooked barbecue.

Dining

B’s Barbecue

There are no telephones or take-out menus at B’s. What there is, though, is plenty of whole-hog barbecue, cooked to tender perfection.

Central

Bridges Barbecue Lodge

In case you forget what the restaurant specializes in, pig art decorating the walls helps you remember just what kind of place you’re in.

Central

Lexington Barbecue

Lexington Barbecue attracts barbecue pilgrims from across the state and even further.

Central

Little Richard’s Barbecue

The pure Lexington-style barbecue served at this laid-back and comfortable restaurant keeps Forsyth County residents coming back for their barbecue fix.

Central

Stamey’s Old Fashioned Barbecue

The real monument to Stamey is not the restaurant, but the pit building, which is by far the largest and best equipped in the state.

Dining

Wilber’s Barbecue

Wilber Shirley is committed to the tradition of cooking whole hogs entirely over hardwood coals.

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